Co-founder, Steve Brewer talks about the benefits of a health workplace and explores the major contributory factors that help create a healthy workplace in the physical environment. As featured in Fresh Business Thinking.
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Workplace design is often left to health and safety departments or facilities managers. But evidence shows that HR should have a role to provide benefits for productivity, employee engagement and reduced sickness absence, says Adam Burtt-Jones.
So often the HR team are forgotten when it comes to seek their valuable input about what the 'humans' that they help to 'resource' might actually require in their new working environment... Workplace Insight got in touch to ask us what our thoughts were on why this might be the case.
We spend inordinate amounts of time at work so it makes sense that our workspaces should encourage wellbeing and productivity. Research from the British Council for Offices has revealed that our working environment can have a dramatic impact on our physical and mental wellbeing as well as our productivity. What kind of track record do financial services firms have when it comes to creating a physical working environment that encourages wellbeing and productivity and where does HR fit into all of this?